Event Date: April 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Location: FSS 4004, 120 University Private
Presented by CIPS and l’Observatoire de la politique et la sécurité de l’Arctique
Multilateral forums in the Arctic region have incorporated a great diversity of actors (Indigenous groups, companies, non-governmental organizations, sub-national governments). It has been characterized by inclusive approaches to governance. Yet, gender issues have never been front and center in regional decision-making. This conference aims to highlight how the inclusion of gender perspectives and a more sustained emphasis on gender-related issues can contribute to a richer and more dynamic regional system of governance. Howe does the Arctic region pose specific challenges to women living in the North? What are current initiatives in place to remedy the situation? What can done in the future to make the Arctic a region of greater inclusiveness that tackles key challenges faced by women?
Tahnee Prior is the co-lead of the Women of the Arctic initiative, a non-profit association registered in Finland, She is also a Ph.D candidate in Global governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
Magalie Quintal-Marineau is a researcher at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). Her research focuses on the roles women in general and Indigenous women in particular can play in the development of Northern territories.
Jutta Wark is the director of Nordic and Polar Affairs at Global Affairs Canada.